Running for Rubicon: Inmarsat and Spectra team take on the Three Peaks challenge

On the 31 of August 2018, a 19 strong team from Inmarsat, Spectra Group and Team Rubicon UK joined up to take on The National Three Peaks Challenge raising an amazing £13,700! Together they walked/ran/climbed a total of 23 miles and ascended 10,0052 ft in three countries in 23 hrs 50 mins, smashing the 24hr challenge with 10 minutes to spare. The team’s first challenge... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Team Rubicon announces West End Community Centre rebuilding project on Tortola

Team Rubicon has agreed with the British Virgin Islands Ministry of Health & Social Development to help rebuild the West End Community Centre on Tortola which was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017. As part of our ongoing partnership with non-profit One Love BVI and generous funding from the WaterWheel Foundation, Team Rubicon has been able to start collaboration towards the significant work needed... Read More »

A bias for action: who are Team Rubicon UK?

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
A bias for action: who are Team Rubicon UK?

Founded in 2015 after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Team Rubicon UK’s chiefly ex-military volunteers earned their spurs in hostile character-testing environments. Today, we deliver life-saving aid, at home and abroad. Our Greyshirt volunteers bring determination and hard-won experience to our humanitarian mission. We’re one team with a bias for action, creating order in the wake of destruction.... Read More »

Urgent request for fighting fund support

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Urgent request for fighting fund support

Thanks to your support over the past two years, Team Rubicon UK has trained and deployed numerous emergency response teams to disaster-stricken regions across the world. Our predominantly ex-military volunteers possess the exceptional know-how and experience to aid populations suffering from the impact of extreme climatic events, such as earthquake, hurricane and flood. With ‘peak disaster season’ upon us, we are once again gearing up... Read More »

Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

Over the next few days, Team Rubicon UK will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Air Show, the most important aviation trade show of the year. During the week, we will be demonstrating our disaster response capability and operating model, from a ‘pop-up’ HQ inside a vast Antonov An-124 cargo plane. With a real emphasis on air freight in 2018, cargo is to take primacy... Read More »

Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

This month a number of Team Rubicon UK were fortunate to take part in important Drone Training course, provided by Heliguy, supporters of TRUK and its’ work. Drones play an increasingly significant part in both domestic and international disaster response, as explained in our detailed article on drone support in 2015. Often in times of crisis there will be a shortage of available manned helicopters... Read More »

Team Rubicon Volunteers Support Armed Forces Day 2018

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon Volunteers Support Armed Forces Day 2018

At the end of June, a number of Team Rubicon volunteers deployed to Devon and Kent to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018. We were able to showcase some of the disaster response and disaster preparedness activities undertaken by our volunteers, many of whom are former members of the Armed Forces. In Plymouth the Region X team deployed to Plymouth Hoe for a spectacular day of... Read More »

Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

Ex-military volunteers from disaster response charity, Team Rubicon UK, have arrived from around the UK to help the people of Birmingham whose homes have been badly flooded over the weekend. Using their military skills and experiences they have been prioritising the elderly and vulnerable, retrieving loved and valuable items and clearing dirty flood water from homes of residents. Liaising with the environment agency and local... Read More »

Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

Following severe flooding earlier this week in Lancashire, Team Rubicon UK dispatched a recce team to Galgate to assess the scope of a potential response. Now that the recce team has had a chance to speak to people on the ground, we have decided that the deployment of further volunteers will not be necessary. The recce team is going to stay and help local volunteer... Read More »

New induction training dates

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
New induction training dates

Get ready to respond to disasters with Team Rubicon. If you’ve joined Team Rubicon as a volunteer, induction training is the next step in your journey. Over the course of a weekend you’ll find out more about our culture and approach, build on your knowledge of disaster response, gain other useful knowledge and, most importantly, get to know other volunteers – and us. At the... Read More »